Electronic meetings survey: We need your observations!

Knoxville City Council using Zoom on March 24, 2020.

Tennessee Coalition for Open Government is collecting information on how governing bodies have conducted meetings during COVID-19, including electronic meetings.

What went well? What didn’t? And how can things be improved?

Governor Bill Lee on March 20 issued Executive Order No. 16, temporarily suspending the requirement that members of a governing body gather a quorum of members physically present at the same location to conduct business.

It allowed governing bodies to instead meet by electronic means in light of the COVID-19 outbreak so long as they provided live access, or a clear audio or video recording afterward.

The order expires on May 18.

Fill out the electronic meetings survey

If you observed or participated in a governing body meeting after the March 20 executive order, we want your report and feedback on how it went.

Take our survey here.

We encourage to fill out a survey for each governing body meeting you attended, as we know the meetings of governing bodies changed and you may have observed (or listened in) to more than one.

This can be any type of governing body under the law, including committees of governing bodies, which are also subject to the order.

This is an informal collection of data. But will help greatly in gathering as much information as we can!

We will use it as part of an analysis of governing body meetings during COVID-19.


-Deborah Fisher

What do you think?